QUYON, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - July 10, 2014) - Gordon O'Connor, Member of Parliament for Carleton-Mississippi Mills, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, and the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), today celebrated the official re-opening of ferry operations between Quyon, Quebec, and Mohr's Landing, Ontario.

The Government of Canada allocated up to $2,818,000 to the Mohr's Landing & Quyon Port Authority for the construction of the two ferry docking terminals. Of this amount, Canada Economic Development provided $1,518,000, while FedDev Ontario provided $1,300,000, both non-repayable contributions.

Quick Facts

  • The ferry dock improvements are part of a larger project that also includes replacing two existing diesel propeller-driven ferries with a new larger and more environmentally-friendly electric cable ferry.
  • The upgrades will improve transportation of goods and motorists, and stimulate tourism in both regions.
  • Residents and business owners will also save time and money by having access to a more modern, faster and efficient ferry.

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"Transportation networks are strategically important for communities across the country as their development contributes to creating jobs and economic growth. This is why our Government invested in the ferry dock improvement project in Quyon and Mohr's Landing. I wish to congratulate everyone near and far who contributed to the completion of this project."

Gordon O'Connor, MP for Carleton-Mississippi Mills

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To learn more about the ferry: http://www.quyonferry.com/

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Contact Information:

Media Relations
Canada Economic Development
514-283-8818
media@dec-ced.gc.ca

Vincent Rabault
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Denis Lebel
Canada Economic Development
514-496-1282
vincent.rabault@miga-maig.gc.ca

Media Relations
FedDev Ontario
416-954-6652
FedDevMedia@FedDevOntario.gc.ca

Stephanie Thomas
Director of Communications
Office of the Honourable Gary Goodyear
FedDev Ontario
613-943-7599
stephanie.thomas@FedDevOntario.gc.ca